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Explanation of the Rates Increase

Most of South Wairarapa District’s ratepayers have experienced high rates increases for this year, 2021/22. The increase is more than we had advised in the Long Term Plan (LTP) Consultation…

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Road Closures and Cautions Update

08:30 22 June 2021 Foul weather has affected many roads in the Wairarapa – please drive with caution or delay your trip if possible. This may not be a complete…

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Notice: Look for Rooks

22 September 2021 This advice comes from Greater Wellington Regional Council: Rooks are large black birds with strong beaks which threaten the economic wellbeing and environment in the Wellington Region.…

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Media release: Greytown residents working smarter, not harder

20 September 2021 Water systems in Greytown are about to work smarter, not harder, as Wellington Water trials a more resilient and efficient water network system. The town will become…

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Media Release: No more overdue charges and reserve fees for Wairarapa Library Service readers

16 September 2021 From October 12, avid readers in Carterton and South Wairarapa Districts will be able to loan items from four Wairarapa libraries without worrying about overdue charges and…

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NOTICE: Council’s Resolution on Wairarapa International Dark Sky Reserve

This is the Notification of Decision for a Council-initiated Plan Change (Wairarapa International Dark Sky Reserve – Outdoor Artificial Lighting) to the Wairarapa Combined District Plan under Clause 11 of…

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Media Release: South Wairarapa’s latest New Zealand Citizens

7 September 2021 On the evening of 16 August, 11 residents of South Wairarapa came before the Mayor Alex Beijen to give their oath or affirmation (as chosen by them),…

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Planning on visiting Council? Our office is open but visiting hours have changed under Alert Level 2

South Wairarapa District Council will be open for business as per our current practice, however, visits by the public under Covid-19 Alert Level 2 has changed.  For anyone wishing to…

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MEDIA RELEASE: Age Concern Wairarapa opens Nominations for Senior Person of the Year

1 September 2021 From Age Concern Wairarapa Sing their praises, blow their trumpets… Age Concern Wairarapa needs our community’s help to identify the Senior Person of the Year, 2021. The…

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Councils Consider Government’s Three Waters Reform Programme

Masterton, Carterton and South Wairarapa District Councils are each working through the process of considering the Government’s Three Waters Reform Programme, first announced a year ago. Government is considering how…

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